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Patient Receives Kidney Transplant While Awake

John Nicholas, 28, underwent a pioneering kidney transplant while fully awake at Northwestern Medicine Hospital on May 24. Instead of general anesthesia, doctors used spinal anesthesia, allowing him to be conscious throughout the surgery. Nicholas was discharged the next day, significantly reducing the typical hospital stay. The innovative "awake transplant" method could lower surgical risks and reduce hospital time, making it a promising option for high-risk patients. Dr. Satish Nadig...

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